Parent and Student Testimonials
After taking weekly lessons from ACLA and competing in speech and debate, our son gained a lot of confidence with organizing his thoughts to "speak his mind" in a persuasive and respectful way that helped a lot with school work, interactions with friends and teachers, and most of all, self-esteem. I'm happy that he wants to continue with ACLA to further improve his public speaking skills. This is a valuable quality that will help him in every aspect of his life. -Chau and David Thio
Since Mia has been in speech and debate I've noticed that her confidence has gone up. When talking to people and in front of groups she makes eye contact and speaks loud and clearly.
I learned to never give up. I also learned how to speak more confidently in front of a crowd. -Michael S. Student of AC-LA